Electromechanical Technician

£4290.88 - £6127.70 per month
21 Feb 2017
21 Mar 2017
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
Contract Type
Full Time

Electromechanical Technician in the Technology Department (TE) in the Electrical Power Converters Group (TE-EPC), Operation Maintenance Support Section (TE-EPC-OMS).

You will join the Operation Maintenance Support Section (TE-EPC-OMS), whose members participate in the production, operation and maintenance of all the electrical power systems managed by the TE-EPC group.


As electro-mechanical technician, you will be a member of the team responsible for the production, operation and maintenance of electrical power systems.

Your main activities will consist of:

  • Participating in the design and production (mechanical assembly, integration and wiring) of new power systems.
  • Participating in the installation of new power systems.
  • Proposing improvements and upgrade of the existing equipment.
  • Participating in the maintenance of the power systems.
  • Supervising electromechanical work completed by contractors.

Qualification required

Technical certificate or general secondary education in the field of electro-mechanics, or equivalent.

Experience and competencies

The experience required for this post is:

  • Demonstrated experience in the production, installation and/or maintenance of electro-mechanical systems.

The following additional experience would be an asset:

  • Experience in operation of overhead crane, slings and handling.
  • Operations on electrical installations and equipment to comply with the requirements of the NF C18-510 electrical standards.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Electro-mechanical construction: manufacturing mechanical pieces using basic manual machine-tools, assembling electromechanical sub-systems.
  • Maintenance & operation of electro-mechanical equipment: maintaining and repairing electromechanical systems.
  • Installation & dismantling of electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Assembly of connectors and cables, including related techniques and tools: manufacturing power cables, wiring and cabling sub-systems.
  • Welding and brazing pieces.
  • Reading and interpreting electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.

The language competencies required are:

  • Spoken and written English or French: basic knowledge of the other language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Eligibility conditions

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 14.03.2017.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry.

Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work in radiation areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence is required.
  • Shift work, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.